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Doomsday

December 1, 2018

“Doomsday,” by the German group Rhonda.

Rhonda: Milo Milone (vocals), Ben Schadow (guitar), Jan Fabricius (bass), Offerstock (organ) and Gunnar Riedel (drums).

Rhonda website

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Doomsday, Party of 1

December 19, 2013

Doomsday, Party of 1

Evangelical broadcaster Harold Camping convinced followers that the world would end on September 6, 1994. As you may remember, it didn’t.

Mr. Camping looked back at his Bible-derived math and recalculated; the Apocalypse would occur on May 21, 2011.  Mercy me, wrong again.  Back to the drawing board. Okay, that’s it: October 21, 2011.

Oops, third strike. It wasn’t a total loss, though. Mr. Camping was awarded the 2011 Ig Nobel Prize in Mathematics for his efforts.

Doomsday finally arrived for Harold Camping, but the rest of the world didn’t go with him. He died last Sunday.

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Bachmann Sees the End Times

October 9, 2013

Bachmann Sees the End Times

Congress-creature Michele Bachmann, the Republican representing the 6th District of Minnesota, the Planet Mars, the Tea Party Caucus, and the voice of the Lord, warns that The End Is Near:

“ … President Obama waived a ban on arming terrorists in order to allow weapons to go to the Syrian opposition. … US taxpayers are now paying to give arms to terrorists including Al Qaeda.”

“Now what this says to me, I’m a believer in Jesus Christ, as I look at the End Times scripture, this says to me that the leaf is on the fig tree and we are to understand the signs of the times … we are to understand where we are in God’s end times history.”

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GOP ‘Cranks & Crazies’

September 21, 2012

GOP 'Cranks & Crazies'

The Republican Tea Party loons of the U.S. Congress have become world famous, and no wonder, since their capture of the GOP endangers the entire global economy. The most recent observation of this was by Australia’s deputy PM and finance minister, Wayne Swan:

“Let’s be blunt and acknowledge the biggest threat to the world’s biggest economy are the cranks and crazies that have taken over a part of the Republican Party. Global markets are nervously watching the positioning of hardline elements of the Republican Party for signs that they will dangerously block reasonable attempts at compromise.”

“Swan: GOP ‘Cranks and Crazies’ Threaten Growth,” Edward Johnson, Businessweek

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Judgment Day. For Sure This Time. Probably. Could Be.

October 21, 2011

Judgment Day. For Sure this Time. Probably. Could Be.

The Bible predicts that today, October 21, 2011, will be the End of Days, claims Christian broadcaster Harold Camping. Brother Camping also said that about May 21, 1988, September 6, 1994, and May 21, 2011.

Today’s Forecast: fire, brimstone, plagues, dead sinners. The Righteous will fly upwards to Heaven but, due to the recession, they will fly Economy Class.

The world ends on a Friday. How cruel. A merciful God would at least let us have the weekend.

Actually, Mr. Camping is a bit more hesitant about today’s Rapture. He’s saying the world will “probably” end today. We’re waiting to hear the odds from Vegas.

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Apocalypse — Save the Date!

May 25, 2011

Apocalypse -- Save the Date!

Notice: Due to unforseen circumstances, the End of the World has been rescheduled for October 21, 2011. We regret the inconvenience.

“Harold Camping ‘flabbergasted’; rapture a no-show,” Will Kane, San Francisco Chronicle

“US preacher ‘got dates wrong’ for end of the world – it’s really 21 October,” AP via The Independent

“An Autumn Date for the Apocalypse,” Jesse McKinley,  New York Times

Ticket holders for earlier doomsdays predicted by Howard Camping (May 21, 1988, September 7, 1994, May 21, 2011): tough.

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The End of the World News

May 21, 2011

End of the World News

In case you missed it: Experts have determined that, despite the forecasts of evangelical prophet Harold Camping, the world has not ended. You can be sure that fundamentalist ranting has not, either.

Note: The End of the World News is the title of a novel by Anthony Burgess (1917 – 1993). He was inspired by the closing formula solemnly intoned by BBC radio newsreaders: “This is the end of the World News.”

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End of the World: May 21, 2011

May 21, 2011

Today at 6:00 PM Eastern Time, the world is expected to end. Skeeter Davis (above) explains it all to you.

FAQs here.

Note: According to some, the world has already ended.

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